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By Joseph D’Hippolito, The Stream, Oct. 5, 2021
Starting this month, if you want to visit the Vatican as a tourist, let alone work or live there, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Pope Francis issued that order Sept. 18, and it took effect Friday. The order includes any churches the Vatican operates in Italy.
“These provisions,” the order states, “apply to citizens and residents of the (Vatican) State, personnel in service of any sort of the Governorate of the State of Vatican City and of the various bodies of the Roman Curia and the institutions connected to it, to all visitors and users of services.”
Tourists entering the Vatican must provide vaccination proof through the digital Green Pass, which monitors vaccination status. Ironically, Italians have been protesting the Green Pass for months. As The Stream reported, some even burned their paper vaccination passports. …